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Who is buying the Greatest Generation Commemorative Coins ?

HATTRICKHATTRICK Posts: 2,097 ✭✭✭✭✭

It's a hard pass for me. The mint is over producing modern Commemoratives that will eventually lead to a lack of interest and value of these coins.

" If you push something hard enough, it will fall over. " The 1st Law of Opposition from The Firesign Theater

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The half is one of the best looking coins the mint has released in the last 20 years.

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,068 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They were the greatest generation, but I do not buy modern commemoratives.

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    fathomfathom Posts: 1,513 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "If you will it, it will happen".

    Or more appropriately here:

    " If you legislate, it will happen".

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    Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,338 ✭✭✭✭✭

    While a worthy commemoration, I find the designs cluttered and uninspiring - it will be a pass for me.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A pass here as well

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,834 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "NO" design will ever accurately depict and represent the life, times and sacrifice of the greatest generation!

    They did everything but run to the recruiter after December 7th 1941.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd be interested in the secondary market at spot.

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    OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,786 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting designs, but another pass here.

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    mlittlemlittle Posts: 120 ✭✭✭

    I'll pass. The dollar is missing one of the most important military figures of the war--the U,S. army infantry soldier.

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mlittle said:
    I'll pass. The dollar is missing one of the most important military figures of the war--the U,S. army infantry soldier.

    They managed to cover the other bases. I guess they ran out of room.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,945 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just more quickly forgotten commemorative coins.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    Some_of_itSome_of_it Posts: 111 ✭✭✭

    Mintages have declined on modern commemoratives in the last few years. I’ll get an uncirculated version of each (not gold) to keep the collection current.

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Best to donate to the veterans who need help today in honor of those who came before.🇺🇲

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    erscoloerscolo Posts: 499 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 29, 2024 11:25AM

    I will buy the half dollar and dollar in both proof and uncirculated condition. This topic is the most worthy of commemoration since the 2019 issue for Apollo 11.

    I also ended up purchasing the three coin proof set, only the second time I have bought a gold coin, the first being the aforementioned Apollo 11 program in 2019.

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    Herb_THerb_T Posts: 1,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bought 2 each of the silver coins.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll pass. The mint has already issued coins for World War II and the like.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
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    HATTRICKHATTRICK Posts: 2,097 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Goldbully will buy out the three coin sets when the HHL is lifted. :D

    " If you push something hard enough, it will fall over. " The 1st Law of Opposition from The Firesign Theater
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    HATTRICKHATTRICK Posts: 2,097 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Guess not . No HHL and still available. The flip is DOA. That being said they are for a good cause. Buy for your collection or Christmas gifts for the old folks like me. 👨🏻‍🦳

    " If you push something hard enough, it will fall over. " The 1st Law of Opposition from The Firesign Theater
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    batumibatumi Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭

    As I have accumulated the other $5 gold commems, I will go for the golds in the secondary market as I have in the past. One can find most in PR/MS 70 for far less than USM prices. A good way to stack IMHO.

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    OPAOPA Posts: 17,104 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    Best to donate to the veterans who need help today in honor of those who came before.🇺🇲

    Difficult task. Not many vets, who saw COMBAT, are still alive. If so, they'd be in their upper 90's or low 100 age group.

    "Bongo drive 1984 Lincoln that looks like old coin dug from ground."
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    MtW124MtW124 Posts: 297 ✭✭✭✭

    My five uncles served in World War Two and two had to get my grandmother to sign off as they were just under the age to join on their own. I got the three coin set and will sure remember there sacrifice as I enjoy this series of coins.

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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,640 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2, 2024 11:20AM

    Really like modern silver Commems cheaper than generic Classic walkers or dollars plus sell well for me on bourse. Plan pickup some of those Greatest Gen.

    So Cali Area - Coins & Currency
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    HATTRICKHATTRICK Posts: 2,097 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2, 2024 12:42PM

    My father passed away 13 years ago. Although he was an Ensign in the Merchant Marines during World War II, he was given the duty of steering ships thru mine fields many times. He always said he didn't know if he got the assignments because he was so good or because he was a good scapegoat if they got blown up. (LOL). I think he was good because all came home without a scratch.
    If he was still alive I would have got the three coin set for him. RIP dad.

    " If you push something hard enough, it will fall over. " The 1st Law of Opposition from The Firesign Theater

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